What is Stress Management Coaching?

Stress Management 

Involves working with the client to identify causes of stress across key life areas, and in turn developing positive coping strategies.  Deeper Potential utilises a combination of strategies to help you deal with stress. Some of the most effective techniques include mindfulness, meditation and deep relaxation. As a result, the client will gain more calmness and confidence to deal with difficult circumstances. Stress Management Coaching can be provided to meet your unique needs and can be delivered in person or online.

What is stress?

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from circumstances or thought patterns that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress often results in the body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline. However, when prolonged it can result in worsening of mental and physical health.

Different types?

Acute. This is short-term stress that goes away quickly. Acute stress is usually a result of the emergence of a situation that creates the need to respond. It helps you manage the presence of fear or dangerous circumstances. It also occurs when you do something new or exciting. All people have acute stress at one time or another.

Chronic stress lasts for a longer period of time. You may have chronic stress if you have ongoing causes of difficulty in your life such as  financial problems, an unhappy marriage, or trouble at work. Any type of stress that continues for weeks or months is chronic stress. You can become so used to chronic stress that you do not realise it is a problem. If you don’t find ways to manage chronic stress, it may lead to health problems.

How to manage it?

Problem focused coping

Problem-focused coping is aimed at changing or eliminating the source of your stress. People using problem-focused strategies try to deal with the cause of their problem. They do this by finding out information on the problem and learning new skills to manage. Problem-focused coping strategies may not always be helpful for you when the problem cannot be changed.

Appraisal focused strategies

Involve how you choose to think about the problem which may involve distancing yourself from the problem, or avoiding it. Perhaps even choosing to alter your expectations of goals related to the problem, so the stressor becomes easier to accept. 

Emotion focused coping strategies

Emotion focused coping helps you manage emotions resulting from stressful situations. These strategies help minimise, reduce, or prevent the stressor leading to emotional difficulties. These include some of the following techniques:

  • Meditation,
  • Mindfulness,
  • Relaxation techniques,
  • Seeking emotional support,
  • Positive reappraisal,
  • Finding a short-term distraction.

Emotion-focused strategies are more beneficial when the when you cannot change the stressful situation.

Deeper Potential will help you develop and utilise emotion focused strategies to initially deal with the emotions associated with the stressor. When the difficult emotions become more tolerable, then appraisal and problem focused strategies are often more effective. 



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8 Week Unwind to De-Stress Program

Unwind to De-stress is a tailored program for those who struggle with high stress loads, to find a way to better manage the stress in their lives. The program involves 8 weekly, structured 1- hour sessions providing you the tools and skills to help you better manage stress in your life. Unwind to De-Stress takes place either online via zoom, or in person and will provide a range of strategies, activities and resources to help you transform your stress into high performance. You will learn a range of life-changing techniques, to help calm the body and mind and channel your energy towards addressing important life areas.

The program includes:

  • 8 x 1 hour stress management coaching sessions either online or in person.
  • Take home life-changing tools and strategies to apply in your daily life.
  • Theory and knowledge to support you through the journey.
  • Guided relaxation techniques.
  • Summary of the breakthroughs from each session to take with you.

Contact Dan here for an intake consultation, to assess your suitability for the Unwind to De-Stress Program.

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